Let’s talk about books

never judge a book by its movie

This post contains affiliate links.  Let's talk about book for a bit. With so many great movies coming out lately, it's imperative that I read the books first. I've learned this the hard way. So many times a movie ruins a good book. I always find comfort in knowing the book is usually always better than the movie. Already Read The Fault in Our Stars Looking for Alaska Little Mercies - I shared a bit about this book on my blog back in late June. >>>>>> Madame … [Read more...]

Win a copy of Madame Picasso

Madame Picasso

Prizing and samples courtesy of Harlequin. Post does contain affiliate links. I've always loved to read, but I don't always have the time to set aside to sit back, relax, and read. With two young children, two blogs, and a house and husband to care for, reading has had to take a back seat. But just a few months ago I decided I would find a way, and I did. I still don't have the time, but I make time. I am reading one book a week. You can find me reading in the carpool line when I pick up my … [Read more...]

Planning the Perfect Party is easier than you thought

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I was sent a free copy of this book to facilitate this post. Giveaway is sponsored by Capstone Young Readers. School is out, summer has arrived, and it's time to party! Planning the perfect party is easier than you thought. Planning Perfect Parties: The Girls' Guide to Fun, Fresh, Unforgettable Events by Capstone Young Readers gives children all the tools they need to have a fun and festive time with friends, for any occasion. Planning Perfect Parties: The Girls' Guide to Fun, Fresh, … [Read more...]

Books to read this summer, including Little Mercies


This is a sponsored post on behalf of Harlequin. This article does contain affiliate links. Summer is the perfect time to read a good book or two. Even with the kids out of school and a really busy summer schedule, I hope you find a little bit of time to get lost in a great book. Dive into your to-be-read list, and start with Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf. For me, summer is the perfect time to read. It's in the summer that I cut back on work a bit and try to enjoy the little things … [Read more...]

Minnie In Paris – Fashion is Minnie’s Passion + Giveaway

Angelina Jolie

I was sent a copy of this book to facilitate this review. Post contains affiliate links. Prizing courtesy of Disney Press & Disney Store. Update: Giveaway has ended. Congrats to Stephanie J. for winning. I really enjoy reading to my children, and they love for me to read to them. Every night, after the kids have their baths we snuggle up either on our couch or in my daughter's bed, and I read. It's always a fun treat when we have a new book to read. Just the other day this adorable … [Read more...]

Capstone Book for Young Readers is a SMASH-ingly great gift


Are your kids fascinated by all things that rumble, crumble and crash, a new series by Capstone Book for Young Readers is a SMASH-ingly great gift for this holiday season! My kids love to read, even more than reading, they love to dig in mud, destroy stuff, and do what kids do best, get downright dirty. These Destruction Board Books from Capstone Young Readers are perfect for them. Keep reading. One lucky reader will receive their very own Destruction Board Books Package! There is no … [Read more...]

Mama and Baby Love’s newest cookbook is now available


Mama and Baby Love's NEWEST Cookbook is Now Available and I highly recommend you check it out. If this book is anything like Stephanie's Slow Cooker Cookbook then I'm sure it's amazing. I've already downloaded my copy of Gluten-Free Grain-Free and I can't wait to get started. I've been a big fan of Stephanie's for a while now because I love that she's so eager to share her knowledge with the masses. Grain-Free/Gluten-Free Baking- a healthy baking cookbook for mama's who don't know how to … [Read more...]

Book preview: Return on Relationship

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Book Preview: Return on Relationship from Ted Rubin and Kathryn Rose. While attending my very first blog conference in New Orleans last year I had the privilege of meeting Ted Rubin. I was the microphone wrangler during his keynote address where he spoke about the very essence of his new book, Return on Relationship. I know just from hearing him speak that this book is full of powerful tools for everyone in business, especially people using social media to sell, teach, and connect with the … [Read more...]

National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: The perfect gift to give this holiday season

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I'm so excited to share an amazing and heart-warning new book that is perfect for gift giving, the National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry is edited by J. Patrick Lewis, the U.S. Children's Poet Laureate. This beautiful book contains 200 poems, both classics and modern selections which celebrate the winged ones who fly through the air, the little ones who crawl through the dirt and all the noisy, … [Read more...]